Some parties offer a "creative" twist alongside the usual offering of cake, balloons and birthday party fun. Here's the scoop on some "artistic" suggestions for birthday parties
Both kids and adults can get in touch with their inner Picasso at the Paintlounge. The concept is called social painting: Paintlounge supplies the canvas, brushes and paint, and you provide the creativity in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Kids can produce a collaborative canvas or an individual picture, and then feast on gourmet cookies or cupcakes.
If creativity is what you are looking for, then The Clay Room offers paint-it-yourself ceramic party packages for various age groups. At The Mess for Fun Indoor Playland and Ceramic Centre, All Fired Up Paintable Ceramics in Etobicoke and Color Me Mine in Markham, birthday party goers can choose from a wide variety of unpainted ceramic pieces and then give them a custom decorating job before the birthday celebrations begin!
Kids can also choose an art-inspired theme for their birthday party at the 4 Cats Arts Studio. If paint splatter is your artistic bent, then take over the splatter room and create like an abstract expressionist. Or if you want a Van Gogh-inspired event, then guests create work on a canvas inspired by the artist's beautiful sunflowers.
Children ages 4 to 12 can also explore their artistic personalities at birthday parties at the Avenue Road Arts School. Qualified art instructors and professional artists lead a variety of theme-based art projects such as Picasso Portraits, Animals in their Habitats, Magic Wand and 3D Landscapes.
Arts, crafts and cooking are on the menu at the Academy of Artisans in mid-town Toronto. Youngsters can learn to bake, knit, design jewelry and do flower arranging all in one space. Every creative leaning is catered to: kids choose their favorite activity and then a birthday party is designed around the creative endeavour.